Mom was delighted to see these bushes in bloom, as she thought she had killed them:
In the Wildflower Garden, we currently have the following blooms:
|Black-Eyed Susans, just starting to open|
|Moonshine Yarrow, with a surprise PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower popping up!|
|Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower|
Up in the Friendship Garden ...
This is a new-for-us variety of Coneflower - the color is really intense!
|Glowing Dream Coneflowers|
This Bumble Bee really likes our 4-headed coneflower:
|Bumble Bee on PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower|
Some Lavender popped up in an unexpected place, so Mom dug it up and stuck it in a pot. It looks right at home in the Friendship Garden:
|Rosea Lavender -- it's PINK!|
Further down, the Becky Daisies are coming into bloom:
As we showed you the other day, we have some Orange Hobbit Sunflowers in planters on the back deck. Here's another look at that one:
|Orange Hobbit Sunflower, with bug|
Over on the south tiers, the Butterfly Weed is going strong in the Butterfly Garden:
Out front, I'm fairly sure we've been invaded by some sort of alien plants:
|Hen and Chicks, looking very strange!|
They're pretty cool-looking, but we're keeping an eye on them. We've watched too many SciFi movies to trust those things!
Mom planted a packet of seeds to grow some gold-colored Cosmos:
|Not a gold-colored Cosmos bloom|
They also have light pink blooms. But not gold. Not yet, anyway.
In our mailbox planter, we have more Orange Hobbit Sunflowers! Here's the biggest bloom:
|Orange Hobbit Sunflower|
This group is looking much better than the ones in the planters on the deck; they get different sun.
Last shot -- here is a group photo of me, Maggie, and the Orange Hobbitses:
We hope our garden tour added a bit of serenity to your day! Happy Sunday!